This is my country too.
I was lucky; I had a good father and mother who believed in “God and Country”. Unlike so many in this world, life for me was one of growing up loving not just my family, but the great country that allowed me to be free and able to choose what life I wanted, just because I had a good mom and dad who believed in hard work and a country worth fighting for. My dad served 33 years in the United States Air force, mixed in was the U.S. Army, then the Army Air Corps, and finally the Air Force. He served in uniform, saw, WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War and Gulf War One, all before he passed away. But, along the way he gave his country four sons and two daughters. All four sons served in the military. I, along with two brothers and one of my sons served in Army Special Intelligence, the other brother served in the Navy. All together our family gave our country 136 years of active duty service. So you can see, we believed in this great country called the “United States of America”, and all of us were willing to give our lives, if needed, for the country we all loved so dearly. My father and I were both wounded in combat, leaving Gregory blood on foreign soil, to preserve the dream of “America” as well as the reality of it. No one can ever say that this is not “my country too!”
I have a set of slides and pictures that are saved on my computer, and I have it set on “Slide Show” to remind me that to serve there is a price, and a price that not all are willing to pay. That is alright with me, I believe we can serve our America in more ways than enlisting into one of our Armed Forces. Just being a good citizen is “Serving this great land” and a very good way if you believe in what you are doing and it is to help grow this country rather than tear it down, after all, “This is my country too”!
Today we have an administration that is “Transforming” America, into what they believe in, not what our forefathers designed and paid a heavy price to give us a country once governed by that document they so eloquently wrote to provide a wonderful way to govern this great America. The “Constitution” was meant to provide the laws we should and have been governed by, prior to that promised and delivered “Transformation” leading us down the road to “Socialism” rather than the “Republic”, the “Great Experiment” of a government governed by the people, rather than “One Man” or his administration. We have but one last chance to restore what we once knew, a country governed by that document “of the people, for the people and by the people”, not what we know now. Please make sure your voice is heard Nov. 2016 so that we can return to the dream of our forefathers, after all, it is “Your country too”!